Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, emphasized that Egypt is a strong and key partner for the European Union ahead of his meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Taking to his official Twitter account, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy wrote, “We are back in Cairo for discussions on how to enhance our cooperation with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and for bilateral discussions with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a number of leaders.”
On Sunday, Borrell met with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, where they discussed various issues of mutual interest and crises in the region, particularly regarding the Palestinian cause.
The two parties reaffirmed their commitment to the agreed-upon principles for establishing a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, the Arab Peace Initiative, and the basis of a two-state solution.
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General stated that Aboul Gheit highlighted the historic and strong friendship relations and the distinguished cooperation between the Arab League and the European Union during the meeting.
This visit is part of Josep Borrell’s three-day visit to Egypt from June 17th to 19th as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The visit aims to further strengthen the partnership and cooperation between Egypt and the European Union, particularly in areas of common interest and regional stability.
Egypt holds strategic importance in the region, and its collaboration with the European Union spans various fields, including political, economic, and security matters. The European Union recognizes Egypt’s role as a stabilizing force and a key actor in the Middle East, with its efforts in promoting peace, security, and development.
Enhancing cooperation between Egypt and the European Union is crucial for addressing regional challenges, promoting dialogue, and finding sustainable solutions to shared issues. The partnership encompasses areas such as trade, investment, counterterrorism, migration, human rights, and cultural exchanges.
Through continued dialogue and collaboration, Egypt and the European Union can work together to tackle common challenges, promote regional integration, and foster peace and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa region.
As Egypt and the European Union strengthen their partnership, it is essential to focus on promoting mutual understanding, respecting each other’s sovereignty, and finding common ground on regional and international issues. Cooperation between Egypt and the European Union will contribute to regional stability, economic growth, and the well-being of their respective populations.
The visit of Josep Borrell underscores the importance of Egypt’s role as a strategic partner for the European Union and signals the commitment of both sides to deepen their cooperation for the benefit of their nations and the broader region.